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Writing Studies at Rutgers University - Newark

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Writing Studies at Rutgers University - Newark

Every writing studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the writing program at Rutgers University - Newark stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and has a total student population of 13,231.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Writing Studies section at the bottom of this page.

Rutgers Newark Writing Studies Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Writing

Rutgers Newark Writing Studies Rankings

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Writing Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the writing majors at Rutgers University - Newark.

Rutgers Newark Writing Studies Master’s Program

50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 16 writing students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Rutgers Newark, about 50% were men and 50% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 31% men graduate in writing each year. Rutgers Newark does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 19% more men than average.


Of the students who received a writing master's degree from Rutgers Newark, 63% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level. In the writing master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 38% of degree recipients. That is 8% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rutgers University - Newark with a master's in writing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 10
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That Writing Grads May Go Into

A degree in writing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - Newark.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Professors 2,670 $73,660
English Language and Literature Professors 2,420 $86,360
Technical Writers 1,830 $84,280
Writers and Authors 1,050 $81,160


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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